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Beware of inefficient hieroglyphs in cartouch

Our guide took us here for “genuine” souvenir made in Egypt. I was taken to a counter full of nice... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Egypt trip

The Merit Papyrus Institute was very interesting, We learned how the papyrus is made, then we... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Yvonne B
Geelong, Australia
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27 Mar 2018
“Egypt trip”
25 Oct 2017
“Beware of inefficient hieroglyphs in cartouch”
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51 Pyramids St., Giza, Egypt
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Merit Papyrus Institute was very interesting, We learned how the papyrus is made, then we looked around the shop & purchased a couple of paintings. The people there were really nice & helpful. would recommend this place

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Our guide took us here for “genuine” souvenir made in Egypt. I was taken to a counter full of nice looking cartouch pendant necklaces, and the sales assistant wrote my name down in hieroglyphs. Just be aware that the more letters (hieroglyphs) needed, you need...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank franzechan
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I did purchase 5- 18 carat gold cartouches. Than by shipment 1 Egyptian inlaid low side table, 9 inlaid jewelry boxes and 4 engraved ancient Egyptian metal plates and 3 inlaid wooden bowls all secured within a large shipping crate. I was pleased by results...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank palestinejack
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I bought a cartouche, a couple of pendants and some custom embroidered t-shirts from the Merit Bazar. I had no issues. In fact, I was impressed that they were able to take an order for multiple t-shirts from three of us and got all of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Chech1965
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This place is a rip off. I purchased a large mother of pearl plate which included international shipping for $435. Once I got the item the shipper required me to pay $70 to collect the item and said if I didn't pay it, the item...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank dylan822017
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We visited the Merit Bazar during our three day excursion to Cairo. It is situated by the Pyramids area. We bought various items as souvenirs including a gold ring and a khartouch and we're delighted with the quality of the goods and the service which...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Karen E
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent place to shop trusted Egyptian souvenirs with very helpful employees, great attitude, high quality gifts with guarantee and a definite come back trip in the future.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank Traveler2lands
Reviewed 9 August 2015

I am not sure what to make of the bad reviews... We went there also on a tight schedule on a privately arranged tour. I had talked to my guide about wanting to buy a gold cartouche, double sided, with my name on the back....More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Before we left the store, we made sure that we were leaving with what we had purchased. We have had both items framed and hanging on our wall. On any trip, especially to a foreign country, we always open the package at check-out to verify...More

Date of experience: July 2011
Thank rick p
Reviewed 7 February 2012

The princess cruise lines took the bus tour to this shop after we toured the pyrimids. The tour guide rushes you into the back of the shop to the jewerly counters. They claimed that the stones we bought were alexandrite stones, not created ones, but...More

Date of experience: October 2011
Thank Gen1v1
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